Goodbye, Dolly Gray

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"Goodbye, Dolly Gray" is a music hall song by Will D. Cobb (lyrics) and Paul Barnes (music). Popularised as a Boer War anthem, it was written during the earlier Spanish-American War.

It featured in Noël Coward's Cavalcade and the movies Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Alfie (1966) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). The tune (with different lyrics) is also used in the modern day as "Good Old Collingwood Forever", the club song of the Australian Football League's Collingwood Football Club (coincidentally, in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, they joke about moving to Australia at the end).

"Goodbye, Dolly Gray" was also recorded by Bruce Lacey and the Alberts in the 1960s, and a modern recording by Stan LePard was featured on Xbox Live Arcade Game Toy Soldiers as an opening menu theme. It also appears in the 1962 British epic film Lawrence of Arabia.

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